L’Oréal True Match Foundation – Old and New Version

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If you are an owner of a combination skin like mine, you know how hard it is to find a foundation which doesn’t look funny on your face. I had been searching for a good and affordable one for years, until I found the L’Oréal True Match foundation. I have been using the old version for the last couple of years and I can’t complain about the effect it gives me. This foundation leaves my skin a nice, natural looking, satin finish with all the redness and dark circles reduced and barely visible. I am not trying to say that this is a perfect foundation, it has its advantages and disadvantages, but this is definitely one of better drugstore foundations out there for my skin type. It’s so good that I decided to try the new version which was launched a couple of months ago..I know, I know I am late.. 😉 but this is what I think about them.


In my opinion L’Oréal is one of better but pricier drugstore brands. You can get both of the True Match Foundations for the same price of €14.99 each in Boots and most of the other popular shops in Ireland. I got mine while they had a promotion 3 for 2 on selected cosmetics. I bought a couple of foundations to try – I just couldn’t stop myself! This foundation is a little bit more expensive than Rimmel Match Perfect Foundation, but still worth the price as you are getting a bottle with a pump – hooray!


You will love the packaging if you keep your foundation in the bathroom all the time. It is a very stylish, little bottle, which contains 30ml of the product in both versions. If you travel with a foundation in your handbag, I would recommend looking for one which doesn’t come in such a heavy glass bottle. I don’t take my foundation anywhere, so I don’t mind the packaging. Their new design is even better than the old one, and looks really fancy in my collection.

What I’m really happy about is the formula and coverage I get after applying just one layer of this creamy liquid. The formula is light in both versions, the old one is a little bit more watery. It blends out well and is not as thick as the L’Oréal Infallible Foundation. One pump goes a long way for me when my skin is at its best. The coverage is light to medium, which is enough for the little red patches I get from time to time. Lets be honest – nobody wants to be checking and reapplying foundation all the time, well.. I don’t have to do this anymore as True Match stays with me for hours. The foundation doesn’t get cakey so you can add another layer if you need to. You can choose from more than 20 different shades and tones, from really pale ones to those aimed at darker skin tones. All this comes with SPF17 which is always a good thing.

The only downside I noticed is when my skin gets really dry around my nose, both foundations tend to stick a little bit to the dry bits. However, after exfoliating my face and applying some moisturiser before the foundation, the dryness disappears.

New True Match - Loreal

All in all I do recommend this foundation if your skin type is similar to mine. Aside from the shape of the bottle, the thickness of the foundation, and the variety of shades, I don’t see a big difference between the old and the new version. Both are equally good for me and my purse 🙂 L’Oréal True Match is my all time favourite drugstore foundation, and although I like testing new foundations I always come back to this one. Have a look at the pictures below and let me know what you think. Please share with me your favourite foundation as I am still looking for more 🙂 I will talk to you soon!

Comparison - True Match

2 Responses

  1. Shade Weirdo

    Do you know where to find information about how the shades have changed (if they have) in the new formula? I’ve been searching, but no luck so far…

    Which shade are you using? I think the old one looks a bit darker in the upper bottle image and in that tiny image, but in the face image I can’t see any difference.

    • PS I Love Beauty

      Hi, I don’t think the shades have changed a lot. It’s more to do with the formula. If you are interested, the full range is available on http://www.loreal-paris.co.uk/make-up/face/true-match or http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/brands/makeup/true-match.aspx (depends on where you live, and which version of the foundation is available in your country). I prefer the USA website over the UK, as it’s very easy to match the shade there and the lighter colours are nearly the same. You can check which of the girls has a skin tone similar to yours and this will give you some idea.

      The old foundation is in the shade W3 Nude Beige (warm and yellow). The new foundation is in the shade N2 Vanilla (neutral/pink). I prefer warm shades as my skin tone is more yellow, and the pigment of warm shades reduces redness on my cheeks. I know you say there is no difference on the face image but if you get a closer look you will notice less red patches on the picture in the middle. I hope this helps 🙂

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